Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

Alternative energy news, and information about renewable energy technologies.

Oct 01

Apollo Alliance for Michigan’s Energy Future

Posted in Energy Economy | Energy Industry | Energy Politics | Future Technology

Apollo AllianceAn alliance of labor and environmental groups went to Lansing this summer with an important proposal for the Legislature to consider in trying to revitalize Michigan’s economy.

Too bad lawmakers blew out of town the night before for a long break they’ll use to help get themselves re-elected.

The Apollo Alliance hosted a news conference anyway, at which its organizers said Michigan can become one of the leading states in developing an alternative-energy industry. But first it must implement incentives to attract investment in biofuels and the manufacturing of vehicles that various alternative energies power.

“The movement for alternative energy is sweeping the nation,” said national Apollo Alliance Chairman Jerome Ringo, also chairman of the National Wildlife Federation Board.

“Apollo believes that in 10 years we can create 3 million new jobs in the United States, plus declare our energy independence.”

Nearly two-dozen labor and environmental groups are members of the nonprofit group.

But it will take a major effort before those Middle East oil sheiks start worrying about making their palace payments on oil revenues from the United States.

Hence, the name Apollo Alliance, inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s Apollo space project.

Michigan may have more to gain, and more to lose, than any other state in an economy that could someday run its engines on corn, wind, sun and hydrogen.

The home of the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine stands to lose tens of thousands of jobs if the auto industry moves away from petroleum as a power source, several studies have warned.


Advantages of Renewable Energy at Macro and Micro Level

Advantages of Renewable Energy at Macro and Micro Level

It is now certain that the current energy systems and technological advancements available in the world are not sufficient to make the planet free from the carbon dioxide that

Increase Renewable Energy Sources – Generate More Jobs

Increase Renewable Energy Sources – Generate More Jobs

This has been the slogan that GE, one of the leading power suppliers and energy delivery technology pioneers, propagated all through the ‘Capture the Wind’ tour across US. GE

More Energy-Efficient Communications Networks

More Energy-Efficient Communications Networks

Reputed companies are always conscious about their brand image and what a great way to build great brand by taking clean and green route! Bell Lab is the division

Renewable Energy ‘Supergrid’ coming to Europe

Renewable Energy ‘Supergrid’ coming to Europe

UK’s energy and climate change minister, Lord Hunt shares his opinion, “We recognise that the North Sea has huge resources, we are exploiting those in the UK quite intensively

College Students Pursue ‘Clean Energy’ Careers

College Students Pursue ‘Clean Energy’ Careers

Nowadays students are not oblivious to the hazards of global warming. They are quite keen on pursuing a ‘clean energy’ career. Now the concern about climate change is stimulating

Green Heating and Cooling Technology from Carbon

Green Heating and Cooling Technology from Carbon

Carbon is a substance environmentalists love to hate. It is the major ingredient of environmental damage. Scientists and environmentalists are working hard to decrease the amount of carbon emission

German Smart Grid Leads the Way in Conservation

German Smart Grid Leads the Way in Conservation

There is an obvious push on not only using less energy, but in finding other forms of energy that will allow the world to recover from the years of

Potential for 1.9 Million Renewable Energy Jobs

Potential for 1.9 Million Renewable Energy Jobs

Three universities of the USA have conducted studies related to renewable sources of energy and it has produced some interesting facts. The first and most important one is that